Police investigating the serious sexual assault of a teenage girl in Knaresborough have issued a description of the suspect - and an appeal for two potential witnesses to come forward.
The man they are looking for is described as 5ft 7ins to 6ft in height, and of large build - not fat, but muscular and heavy-boned. He was wearing baggy black trousers and an oversized black hoodie with a large pocket to the front, and his face was covered.
Detectives also want to speak to two men who were seen separately in the grounds of King James's school where the attack took place on Easter Sunday. The first was seen there between 7am and 7.15am, the second between 9am and 9.15am.
It is very important that I speak to anyone who was in the area of King James's School on the morning of Sunday 5 April. If you have not already contacted the police, please do so straight away. In particular, I want to trace two separate men who were seen in the school grounds on that day. I believe that both of these men may have important information that could assist this investigation. I would also urge anyone who recognises the description of the suspect and his clothing to contact me as a matter of urgency. Officers are carrying out reassurance patrols in Knaresborough as the investigation continues.
Anyone who can help with the enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police by dialling 101 - select option 2 and ask for Harrogate CID. Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are searching school playing fields in Knaresborough where a teenager was sexually assaulted on Easter Sunday.
A man grabbed the girl and attacked her on land near St James's School. The scene has been cordoned off.
Police have sealed off an area of school playing fields in Knaresborough where a teenager was sexually assaulted.
A man grabbed the girl, and attacked her on the morning of Sunday April 5.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was subjected to a serious sexual assault in Knaresborough.
It happened on the playing fields of King James's School, when the girl was grabbed by a man on Sunday April 5.
The victim, a teenage girl from Knaresborough, has been receiving support from specially trained officers. The area has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examination and searches.
"This is an extremely distressing incident and I am appealing for people to come forward if they have any information that may help the investigation.
I would ask anyone who may have been at King James's School between 9am and 11am to contact me as soon as possible. Did you seen anyone in the vicinity of the school this morning? Or did you see or hear anything that gave you cause for concern? If so, I need to hear from you."
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with threatening a teacher with a knife at a school in Knaresborough.
Police confirmed that the boy was arrested at 9:30am on Friday 6th March after he allegedly threatened a 53-year-old man at the school.
A man's been sentenced to four years in prison for making hoax bomb calls which led to the centre of Knaresborough being sealed off by armed police last October.
York Crown Court was told that 23-year-old Shamsul Islam made the calls because he had a grudge against staff at a pizza parlour. The incident caused chaos when armed police were forced to lock down the town as they investigated the claim. Police today released the call made by Islam.
Protesters gather outside County Hall in Northallerton as county councillors prepare to vote on a controversial waste incinerator scheme near Knaresborough.
Councillors in North Yorkshire are set to give the go ahead for an incinerator. That's despite opposition from local residents in Knaresborough and losing government funding.
The facility at Allerton Park would dispose of non-recycled household waste either mechanically, biologically or in a specialist waste plant.
The proposal was agreed in principal in 2010 and was supported by Government funding under a Private Finance Initiative. However, this funding was withdrawn in February 2013.
The withdrawal of the PFI credits was unexpected, and presented us with a considerable challenge.
However, after examining the project in great detail, the council’s officers have determined that over the 25 years of the contract, the proposal is still the best long term available solution to the disposal of waste generated in NorthYorkshire and York.
It was crowned 'Best Dressed' town of the Tour de France and yesterday Knaresborough well and truly showed off what it has to offer.
Thousands lined the streets to watch the racers pass through, and they were ready with painted faces, painted bikes and even painted houses: